Police Blotter for the week of Feb. 23
By J. Chambless
DRUG HOUSE RAIDED
A home at 424 Line Rd. in Kennett Square was searched by New Garden Township Police and members of the Chester County Municipal Drug Task Force on Feb. 13, and two people were arrested on drug charges.
Police had received a tip about drug sales at the home and obtained a search warrant. At 9:14 a.m., they entered the home, where they found unsanitary conditions. Police found that three children, ages 2, 7 and 15, lived in the home with Ronnice Osborne, 38, and Alejo Lourido-Santiago, 62. During the search, the adults returned home and were arrested without incident.
Police seized drug paraphernalia, including uncapped syringes, blue wax paper bags commonly used for heroin that had residue inside them, small clear plastic bags commonly used for packaging drugs, multiple pipes, two containers with suspected marijuana inside, and a small digital scale. Police also found a pellet gun, a large knife and axe handle in the bedroom.
Osborne and Lourido-Santiago were charged with multiple counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, recklessly endangering another person, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors.
Both were arraigned and remanded to Chester County Prison after failing to post $100,000 cash bail. The children were turned over to a family member.
On Feb. 9, a driver parked at 2176 Baltimore Pike in East Nottingham Township noticed the license plate on her car had been cut and her registration sticker had been removed, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
Someone slashed a tire on a car parked at 129 Buttercup Drive in Oxford overnight on Feb. 8, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
A mailbox at 509 Montana Drive in Oxford was destroyed overnight on Feb. 11, according to Pennsylvanai State Police Avondale.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Adam M. Holmes, 27, of Cochranville, for DUI on Feb. 9 after he was involved in a one-car crash in the parking lot of the Cochranville Fire and EMS Company at 3135 Limestone Road in West Fallowfield Township. According to police, Holmes was attempting to park in the lot but his car slid on the ice, striking another car which was parked in the lot. Holmes was taken into custody for driving under the influence of prescription medications.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Francis Allen Chambers, Jr., 23, of West Grove, after he was found asleep behind the wheel of his Jeep Grand Cherokee at the gas pump at the Sunoco station on East Baltimore Pike in London Grove Township on Feb. 21.